Family:Mathias Schmidt and Regina Schlözer (1)

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Marriage? abt. 1712 Germany
abt. 1713 prob. Germany

NOTE: additional information needed on this family, please provide sources with any updates.

Descendants of Mathias Schmidt

Generation No. 1

1. MATHIAS2 SCHMIDT (MICHAEL1) was born 1692 in Germany.

Notes for MATHIAS SCHMIDT: Ship "Loyal Judith", of London, Robert Turpin, Master from Rotterdam. Arrived Sept. 25, 1732, passengers included:

Smith, Mathias - Age 40 (b. 1692) Smith, Mickell - Age 25 (b. 1707) ** Smith, John Jurigh - Age 21 (b. 1711)

    • This is most probably Michael Smith, who shows up also in Culpeper County, VA around the same time as Matthias. This Michael is too young to be a son of Matthias, but perhaps is a cousin or nephew.

From "Germanna History", Notes:

Matthaus Schmidt was listed in the second set of families that migrated to the Germanna Colony, in Culpeper County, Virginia:

The pastor then proceeded to list six families with all household members who were going including their ages. Four of the six families are known later in Virginia. The fifth family is known to have arrived Virginia but there is no further record of them. The sixth family may have been able to get on a boat going to Pennsylvania. The families are:

Matthaus Schmidt, wife and two children. Hans Michael Schmidt, wife, two children and two unnamed in-laws. Hans Michael Klaar, wife, two children. Joseph Weber, wife, two children. Lorentz Bekh, wife, four children. Hans Michael Mihlekher, wife, two children, wife's sister.**

    • - This is quite possibly the "Hans Mickell" that arrived on the ship "Molley", John Hodgrson, Master, from Rotterdam, last from Deal, in Pennsylvania on Sept. 30, 1727.

From "Virginia Vital Records, from the Virginia Magazine of History and Biography, the William and Mary College Quarterly, and Tyler's Quarterly", indexed by Judith McGhan, Genealogical Publishing, Baltimore 1984:

THE HEBRON CHURCH BIRTH REGISTER, by Arthur L. Keith, pg. 319:

Nicolaus Schmid and Matheus Schmid were the sons of Mathias Smith who does not appear among the 1717settlers but patented land (jointly with Matthias Beller, Berler, Barlow), June 24, 1726, adjacent to patent of Nicholaus Yager of the same date. The relation of this Matthias to Michael Smith of the 1717 colony has not been learned. Matthias was certainly not the son of Michael who in his will mentions son John Michael as his only heir. The Nicolaus Smith, Sr., among the sponsors suggests the Nicolaus Schmid Jr., who married Susanna Yager, daughter of Godfrey Yager.

19 Oct. 1747 Matthew (english for Mathias) Smith of St. Mark's Parish, Orange County (became Culpeper County, Virginia in 1748) to Jacob Barler of the same. Witnessed by Herman Bakmer, Adam Jager & Stephen Hernsberger.

16 Aug. 1750 Mathias (German for Matthew) Smith of St. Mark's Parish of Culpeper to Nicholas Smith, natural love and affection for his son, 100 acres. Land was originally part of grant to Mathias Smith and Matthias Barler 24th June, 1726 patent

18 Jan. 1753 Brumfield Parish, Jacob Barler and wife Mary to Christopher Barler, 100 acres of land that was part of that originally patented to Matthias Smith, 24 June 1726, and again 21 June 1753, he sold to son Matthias Smith, Jr. Part of the same tract grant in 1726.

From Rootsweb post:

Culpeper County Deeds, Deed Book E, 1765-1769, pages 1-138

Pages 46-48. 19 Sept. 1765. Matthias Smith of Bromfield Parish, Culpeper County, to Michl. Smith and Matthias Smith Junr. of same. For love and effection be doth bear towards his two sons Michl. and Matthias Smith Junr. and for 5 shillings current money. 100 acres being the land whereon Mathias Smith now lives.

Matthias Smith* Wit: Simmon Clew, Michl. Klug, Adam Cook. 19 Sept. 1765. Receipt. Wit: Heinrich Aller [in German], Michl. Klug, Adam Cook. 19 Sept. 1765. Proved by Henry Aller, Michl. Klug and Adam Coock.

  • This signature appears to be Mich. Sciffehnuitt but it is obviously the Clerk's inability to read the German script which accounts for such a rendering.

Children of MATHIAS SCHMIDT are:

  • i. MATHIAS3 SCHMIDT, b. WFT Est. 1712-1730, prob. Culpeper County, Virginia.
  • ii. NICHOLAS SMITH, b. WFT Est. 1718-1724, prob. Culpeper County, Virginia; d. 1797; m. MARY MAGDALENA REINER, WFT Est. 1745-1751; b. 1720, Germany.

Notes for NICHOLAS SMITH: From "Thomas Wieland and related lines" (

Mary Magdalena Reiner, married Nicholas Smith. Nicholas was not yet born when his parents left Gemmingen in 1717. Magdalena was born in 1720 and Nicholas was probably of a similar age. Since the Reiners came to America in 1749, probably both Nicholas and Magdalena were about thirty years of age when they married. That they did marry is borne our by the sponsorships at the German Lutheran Church. They were sponsors for George and Mary Sarah (Reiner) Cook in 1751, 1753, 1756, 1758 and 1768. The two wives were sisters.

Nicholas and Magdalena were communicants in 1775 and 1776. Nicholas died in 1797 and his will left his property to his sons John, Nicholas, Michael and Godfrey. In addition to these four sons, there may have been daughters. Tentatively, I have entered Barbara as a daughter of Nicholas and Magdalena.

Though it is a digression from the main theme of the note, it is noteworthy that Matthew Smith, the immigrant, had a joint land grant with Christopher Barlow. In the 1787 Tax List, Michael Barlow was in the household of NIcholas Smith, Sr. There may be complications in the Smith ancestry that we do not understand.

Culpeper County, Virginia 1764 Rent Rolls

James Sims of Hawkins Smith Nicholas Smith (son of Mathius)